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The City of Austin regulates taxicab rates. These rates apply to all taxicab companies and all drivers. The current meter rate is $2.50 for the first 1/6 mile plus $0.40 for each additional 1/6 mile. Waiting time is $29.00 per hour.

By city ordinance, there is a minimum price for trips that orginate from Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). It is set at the value of a 4 mile trip (currently $13.10). Also per city ordinance, trips which originate at the airport are subject to a $1 surcharge. There is no additional charge for extra passengers. As many as four passengers may ride for the price of one passenger.

Please note: Drivers are independent contractors. They are not employed by a cab company; they work for themselves. Tips are at the discretion of the customer.

  • Flag Pull (entry) for the first 1/6 mile: $2.50
  • Each additional 1/6 mile: $0.40
  • Rate per mile after 1st mile: $2.40
  • Wait time per minute: $0.483
  • Wait time per hour: $29.00
  • Minimum for Trips Orginating From Airport: $13.10
  • Surcharge for trips originating from Austin Bergstrom International Airport: $1.00
  • Surcharge per passenger for trips taking place 9pm-4am: $1.00